Carbios gets planning permit for world’s first biological PET recycling plant in France

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French biological recycling company Carbios has been granted a planning permit to build the world’s first bio recycling PET plant in Longlaville.

Construction will now start on the 13.7 hectare site adjacent to an existing PET production plant belonging to Carbios’ strategic partner Indorama Ventures. Indeed, Carbios has purchased this land from Indorama Ventures and has the capability to double capacity.

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The plant is expected to open in 2025 and is strategically situation to serve France, but also Belgium, Germany and Luxembourg.

Once fully operational, the plant will recycle 50,000 tonnes of PET per year.

Carbios chief executive Emmanuel Ladent said: “Everything is now in place so that construction of our plant can officially begin. We obtained the permits in line with the announced schedule, and we are eager to deliver a facility of great local and international significance for a circular economy of plastic.

“We would like to thank the French State and the Municipality of Longlaville for their support throughout the administrative procedure and for their commitment in issuing the operating and building permits in 10 months.”